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TAI

TOWELS AND DIPHTHONGS—continued.

'
	KhSmti.
	Sban.
	Transliteration.
	Pronunciation.
	
3
	&
	AJS in Khamti
	,M,<-
	As in ' pin ', ' met ', ' pique,' and as the ey m ' they respectively.
	
4
	x8
	u
	I
	As in * pique '.
	

5
	«Z
	n
	«, M, 0
	As the u in ' bull ', the oo in ' loot ', and the ' pope ', reipeethrely.
	o in

6
	*e
	u
	U
	As the oo in * loot '.
	

7
	wcf
	»
	«5 e
	As the e in ' met ', or the sy in ' they '.
	

8
	«OL
	'•
	•M
	As the o in ' often ', and the o in ' pope ', respectively.   The former is the short sound of No. 15.
	
9
	afi
	£o3
	d
	As in ' pope '.
	

10
	^6
	As in Khamti
	u, u
	As in German, but both short and long,
	

11
	*rf
	•
	at
	As the »' in ' shi    '.
	

12
	<pb
	*o5
	au
	As the ow in ' how '.
	

13
	"Cw
	<§
	au
	A diphthong.
	

14
	£JDO
	As in Khamti
	*«, «att, e3
	Diphthongs.
	

15
	£30
	»
	a
	Aa the din 'all*.
	

16
	^PS?
	•
	0*
	As in ( boil '.
	

CONSONANTS.
					

17
	rt>
	o
	ka
	As in 'king'.
	

18
	0
	3
	Ttha
	As in Bengali.
	

19
	C
	As in Khamti
	nga
	As in ' king '.
	

20
	0)
	CO
	cha
	As in chair.   In Shan pronounced as s.
	
21
	CAD
	00
	sha
	Like the Bengali 7f. pronounced as an
	In Shan transliterated hft and aspirated «.

22
	y
	q?
	fia, nat ya
	Usually  ny,  hut sometimes yt
	sometimes pronounced n, and

38
	00
	A® in Khamti
	la
	Aa in Bengali.